So nice to see the sunshine out there and know that warm temps are just a matter of weeks away, c’mon beach days! I am soooo counting down!
I was at a hair appointment the other day and got into a fun conversation with the woman in the next chair. (I know– barbershops and hair salons– there seems to be a theme here lately! What can I say, we are a well-coiffed family this month! ) She is a happily married woman whose husband told her on their first date 11 years ago that he was absolutely NOT looking for a relationship. Apparently, that has no bearing on things when you meet your Person!! She has a few close friends who are single, and naturally the topic of speed dating and dating came up and then led to the horror stories of dating… and one of her friends has been through several bad chapters lately!
The funniest one though, led me to pull out the ole iPhone once again and type it into my notes so I wouldn’t forget to share it with you all! Which leads me to today’s topic! Sometimes you have a good, even great first date… or two or three.. but then… boom. The dealbreaker. It comes from nowhere. It can be totally unexpected and big enough to outweigh all the good conversation and lovely dinners you’ve shared thus far. It erases any thought you’ve had of potential future relationship with this person, and makes you want to grab those running shoes and hit the pavement.
In this case– it was rather unique! – she learned that the guy– I’m not kidding– among other strange traits, keeps his phone books in the freezer, because it makes it easier to turn the pages. Ooookay then! Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up!
I think there are more typical dealbreakers out there… lack of chemistry… no skills at kissing… ….. things you learn about someone as you spend more and more time together, such as personal habits, what their home environment is like in general, how they parent, how they are when they travel, whether they snore like a chainsaw, or curse like a sailor, or explode with road rage… all details that it simply takes time to learn about.
But the more unique ones– phone books in the freezer! Strange pets running rampant… odd and bizarre and funny and so strange that you have to laugh about it, or you’d cry… and you wonder where the hidden camera is…. c’mon, these dealbreakers…..it’s time to share! Please send me your dealbreakers… Can’t wait to read them! Do it now! (Please?) You know you have one.
Enjoy the sunshine! Now get typing!